Do You Have What It Takes For National Geographic?

The nomination process has started and thirty-eight attractions, natural areas, festival and other points of interest in Alabama have already submitted their nominations for a four-state US Gulf Coast Geotourism MapGuide. Not all those who submit will make the final cut, but you have to submit to be considered by National Geographic for this project. Plans call for some 100 Alabama points of interst, so there is time and room for your nomination. There is no cost to be involved.

Here are the Alabama nominations and their categories so far:

Festivals and Events
Mobile Mardi Gras
Annual Jubilee Festival
Annual Arts and Crafts Festival (Fairhope)

Shape Note Singing in Henager
Battle-Friedman House and Gardens
Historic Downtown Montgomery, Civil Rights and Civil War
Fendall Hall
The Quilters of Gees Bend
The Hank Williams Trail
Spanish Fort
Downtown Fairhope
Five Points South Birmingham, Restaurants
Olde Towne Daphne

Food or Drink
Tuscaloosa Farmers Market

Historic or Prehistoric Place
Pickens County Alabama Courthouse
Gaineswood National Historic Landmark
Confederate Memorial Park
Hart House (Eufaula)
Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Local Point of Interest
Largest Craft Mail in West Alabama
Tuscaloosa River Market
The Boil Weevil Statue

Natural Area
Frog Pond USA
Gulf State Park

Museum, Theatre, Interpretive Centre
Jacksonville State University Planetarium
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum
Alabama Museum of Natural History
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Guntersville Museum
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Outdoor Adventure
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge on the Tennessee River
Captain Jack Charters
Alabama’s Inshore Artificial Reef Habitats
Alabama Offshore Artificial Reef Zone
Gees Bend on the Alabama River

Other categories with no Alabama nominations are Accommodations (unique, historic or bed and breakfast), Action Opportunities, and Packaged Experiences. Time to submit your nomination is limited.  The 90-day window for submission has been underway for several weeks.  Go to to nominate.

For more information, contact Grey Brennan